A short cut review was carried out to whether the FAST screening tool is more accurate than the ROSIER tool at correctly identifying those with stroke in the prehospital setting. 9 papers presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. It is concluded that FAST and ROSIER have similar sensitivities in the recognition of stroke, with ROSIER demonstrating a higher specificity in the prehospital setting.
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